Sunday, June 15, 2014

Go away Desktop icons... again!

I want my desktop to be clean. That means no icons. Recently I have been trying various window managers, and finally I settled down to i3 for the past few weeks. I love it.

Today, I just wanted to log into Unity just for change, and found things have changed since I last logged into it. That's strange since I never did this and nobody is using my PC. I was seeing desktop icons!

I wanted to get rid of those. So I used gsettings to find out 'who' was responsible for this. It turned out to be some program called nemo. The following command:

 ➜ ~ gsettings list-recursively | grep -i desktop | less  

turned up, among other things, this:

 org.nemo.preferences desktop-is-home-dir true  

So, to set things right, I had to do this:

 ➜ ~ gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons false  

Now, things are right again.

Now that I think about this, I did play with Cinnamon recently, didn't quite like it, and then forgot all about it. Maybe, this was a result of that adventure... nemo being a part of Cinnamon...

(Oh, in case anyone was wondering, those command prompts are due to oh-my-zsh that I am using nowadays)

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